Had another appointment yesterday (will take place every Wednesday now, except for one random week in February) where I had an ultrasound, non-stress test, and doctor's visit. Much to my surprise, the ultrasound didn't include a growth check because those are done once every 2-3 weeks rather than once every week. So, my fears were… Continue reading 32 Weeks & First NST
31 week update (delayed)
Most of this is for myself and for my future babes to read about their journey into the world, so I figure I should keep track of my appointments. One week from yesterday, I started weekly appointments with my next one being today (and on Wednesdays for most of the remaining weeks). The babies looked… Continue reading 31 week update (delayed)
Stretching is better than splitting
I looked in the mirror last night and examined my belly, per usual, when I discovered stretch marks under my belly button. I swear they're only just now visible because I go through this regimen every night. But, thank goodness skin stretches rather than ripping open. Bodies are an interesting thing. We paid our embryo… Continue reading Stretching is better than splitting
What a difference a year makes….
At this time last year, we were gearing up for our second egg retrieval in January. We had lost all our embryos from the previous cycle and were trying to reconcile that feeling of loss with a way to push forward. And I was angry and hurt and alone and isolated. It's a weird thing… Continue reading What a difference a year makes….
Welcome to the last trimester!
After a scare last week that caused some fetal monitoring, I anxiously awaited my ultrasound. The heartrate monitoring told me that the babies had moved which explained the "lack of movement" by baby boy, but the ultrasound would explain much more. The ultrasound showed that - uncommonly - our babies are now transverse again and… Continue reading Welcome to the last trimester!
Today and every day…
Be thankful and grateful. We lost Justin's grandmother last night, which brings on a slightly more somber tone to our Thanksgiving in St. Louis this year. We left work early on Tuesday to spend some time with her as we were unsure if waiting until today was the right move. I'm thankful we got that… Continue reading Today and every day…
Ah, 1998. I was 11 and my emotions were at their highest. Also, my understanding of my future career as a performer was omnipresent. Being a singer/rapper/lyricist/songwriter, I knew that memorizing lyrics and notes was going to be paramount in my upcoming famed career. It was a time post Garth Brooks' banger of "Ain't going… Continue reading One week
And now they always say it’s constipation!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC4xMk98Pdc This is too funny (kind of) not to share. If you don't want to read, skip on past. I won't know, so you won't offend me. So, I've heard several people in my life tell me about their children (generally boys) who have to take off all their clothes to go poop. I've known… Continue reading And now they always say it’s constipation!
Maternity Clothes and their Colors
So much fairly uneventful information to catch you all up on! We had our level 2/anatomy ultrasound last week and everything looked great. We still have a little boy and a little girl growing along, albeit much more visibly this time. Weighing in at about 13 oz each at that time (they should each be… Continue reading Maternity Clothes and their Colors
19+6 and Arachnids 🕷
We made it another week and get to see our babies on Thursday! We are on our way back into Columbia after celebrating the baptism of our cousin's fourth child of whom I'm the Godmother. We are four weeks from our first milestone - 24 weeks. This is when our babies are viable. Viable does… Continue reading 19+6 and Arachnids 🕷